Cafayate in the tourist wine circuit of the Calchaquíes Valleys

Cafayate in the tourist wine circuit of the Calchaquíes Valleys (Destinations)

Cafayate is a town in the Calchaquíes valleys located in the southwest of the province of Salta. It is the head of the department of Cafayate and recognized for the quality of the wines produced there.  

Cafayate is the most important city within the tourist circuit of the Calchaquíes Valleys. It still preserves the characteristics of its colonial architecture; its streets, its church. A particular attraction is the 18th century corn mill, made by the Jesuits.  Among its tourist attractions, both cultural and natural, stand out: Vine and Wine Museum, Regional and Archaeological Museum, Artisan Walk in front of the main square, its regional cuisine, the Conchas stream or Cafayate stream and nearby towns such as San Pedro de Yacochuya, among others.  In the month of February the traditional Serenade to Cafayate takes place where artists of the folkloric field meet; This festival is considered the most important in the province of Salta and one of the most prominent in the country.  Nearby sites of interest:  Regional and Archaeological Museum "Rodolfo Bravo", Colorado River waterfalls, The Dunes, Cerro Santa Teresita Lookout, The Divisadero, Cave of the Suri, Caverns of San Isidro, Stone Mill, Santa Teresita, San Pedro de Yacochuya, Wine Route.

The wine route of Salta is the name given to the tourist-thematic circuit of approximately 200 km where you can observe, understand and know the history, development and current operation of the wine industry of the province of Salta, located in the north of the Argentine Republic.    The Calchaquíes valleys presents a dry and temperate climate, optimal for cultivating and producing Torrontés (the only native variety of the country and strain very well adapted to the region) and other table wines.  With a wide geographic biodiversity, the province of Salta has vineyards located between 1600 masl (5 249 feet) in Cafayate up to more than 2400 masl (7 874 feet) in the vicinity of Molinos, which gives the wine a great character, strong personality and high quality with fragrances, colors and unique flavors.Through this route and all its wineries you can meet, appreciate and taste all the qualities of tall wine.

The wine route crosses places with very striking landscapes such as those of the Quebrada de las Flechas, Quebrada de las Conchas and centuries-old towns such as Molinos and Cachi with an enormous cultural richness expressed in music and handicrafts.  In recent years, the wine industry in the Province of Salta has experienced great growth and development, favoring the development of excellent high quality wines recognized in international markets and competitions


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